Teaching Hospital Postdocs

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Are you a postdoc at one of the teaching hospitals affiliated with U of T? Because you're working with one of our faculty members who has a cross-appointment with that hospital or institution, you can get library access (both in person and online).

To obtain library access, you'll need a letter from your supervisor, written on institutional letterhead, indicating the following:

  • your name

  • date of birth

  • end date of your fellowship.

Take this letter and a piece of government-issued photo ID to the Reader Registration​ desk at Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, second floor.

International postdocs: if your institution does not provide health coverage for the three-month wait period before you are eligible for health insurance, you're eligible for the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) through the Postdoctoral Office.

To obtain UHIP, please bring the following items to the Postdoctoral Office:

  • your passport

  • work permit

  • the passports of any family members

  • your contract letter.

Please make your payment with a Canadian debit card or by money order in the correct amount. Credit cards, cash, and international bank cards are not accepted.

Find out more details and links to current rates on the UHIP website.

Teaching hospital postdocs are not eligible to enrol in workshops or courses or apply for the extended benefit coverage available to U of T postdocs.


Postdoctoral Office
School of Graduate Studies
University of Toronto
Room 201, 63 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z9
Tel: 416-946-5254 Fax: 416-946-0992

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (4:00 pm during summer)